Seagulls Over Sorrento (1954)

Director
John Boulting; Roy Boulting

Main cast
Gene Kelly; John Justin; Bernard Lee; Sid James; Patric Doonan

Genres
War, Drama

Description
British and American sailors conduct demolitions experiments off the Scottish coast.


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